Former Coach and Teammate Remember Red Raider Player Killed in Car Crash - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/13/04

Former Coach and Teammate Remember Red Raider Player Killed in Car Crash

Former Red Raiders basketball player, Bubba Jennings reflects upon his time on the court with Ray Irvin who was killed in a car accident Saturday. "It's something you keep thinking didn't happen, it'll be all right and it's not, it's tough to deal with," says Jennings, current Assistant Basketball Coach at Texas Tech.

Jennings says Irvin always stuck up for him during games. "There would always be a guy hassling me and he'd tell me 'Bring him off of this back screen' and he'd set it and it would be a bone shattering back screen. So that would free me up for a shot."

Irvin was part of the 1984 and 1985 Southwest Conference Championship teams. Former coach and current Athletic Director, Gerald Myers says His Irvin was a good influence on and off the court. "He was a good basketball player, but Ray was a better person. He was a guy that got along well with his teammates."

Irvin's success carried over to his personal life in the financial field and his life at home, where he was a good father to his children. Myers says they'll have great memories of him and his contributions to the team.

Jennings says he and Irvin shared a rare and special bond and that this loss is more than losing a teammate. "We kinda grew together and it's like losing a member of a family when you lose somebody like that."

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

    GOP senators in last-ditch try to rescue health care bill

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-07-20 08:08:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:40:44 GMT

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

    Republican senators are hunkering down for a last-ditch attempt to prevent their own divisions from pushing their health care bill to oblivion.

  • Trump's critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

    Trump's critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-07-20 07:37:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:40:30 GMT

    Two Trump advisers acknowledged that the president's public comments largely reflected what they have heard him say about Sessions privately.

    Two Trump advisers acknowledged that the president's public comments largely reflected what they have heard him say about Sessions privately.

  • Boy, 9, travels country thanking police with doughnuts

    Boy, 9, travels country thanking police with doughnuts

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:44:06 GMT

    The boy is on a mission to thank every police officer in America because he considers them his best friends.

    The boy is on a mission to thank every police officer in America because he considers them his best friends.

Powered by Frankly